Center for the Environment


Leigh Raymond

Leigh Raymond

C4E Director
lraymond [at]

Leigh Raymond is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Environment at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University. Dr. Raymond’s research focuses on how non-economic factors influence the design and adoption of environmental policy, especially market-based policies. He has studied how prominent moral beliefs affect the design and implementation of policies ranging from emissions trading to environmental risk management to biodiversity protection on private lands.  More recently, he has considered the role of non-economic “issue frames” in shaping public attitudes regarding conservation tillage, renewable fuels, and state-level climate policies.  Dr. Raymond has served as PI or Co-PI on more than $1.2 million in external research grants and is the author or co-author of two books on property rights and environmental policy and more than 20 refereed articles.  He is currently at work on a new book on recent developments in emissions trading policy.  Dr. Raymond teaches courses related to public policy and the environment at the undergraduate and graduate level, and was a winner of the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts.

Rose Filley

Rose Filley

C4E Managing Director

 Cindy Fate

Cindy Fate

Administrative Assistant


Tolu Omotoso

Graduate Assistant

About the Center for the Environment

The mission of the Center for the Environment is to facilitate and promote proactive, problem-driven research, learning, and outreach at Purdue focused on improving our understanding of complex environmental systems, environmental stewardship and sustainability, and addressing important environmental challenges.

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Center for the Environment
MANN Hall, Room 105
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907